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Azicatal (ANC Liberation Song)

Ah zee ka tar (le), no maz ya boz (zhwa)
See see mis ay ling koo loo lay ko

Oon say ma lung twai lo
on say ma lung twai lo
Oon fo na ma to da
on fo na ma to da

Te na ban twa na ba zay ah preeka
See see mees ay ling koo loo lay ko

Oon say ma lung twai lo
on say ma lung twai lo
Oon fo na ma to da
on fo na ma to da

We do not care if we go to prison
It is for freedom that we’re fighting now

A heavy load, a heavy heavy load
And it will take some real strength

We are the children of Africa
And it’s for freedom that we’re fighting now.

A heavy load, a heavy heavy load
And it will take some real strength

Ah zee ka tar (le), no maz ya boz (zhwa)
See see mis ay ling koo loo lay ko

Oon say ma lung twai lo
on say ma lung twai lo
Oon fo na ma to da
on fo na ma to da

This South African Liberation song was widely sung by African National Congress workers after the events in Sharpville in 1958 when protesters were shot at and charged by the military. I was taught to sing it in primary school. I still remember the words and music.

Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela; you shall never be forgotten.

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